A sheer, non-greasy and non-sticky mineral / physical / inorganic non-nano sunscreen that protects your skin against harmful UVA/UVB rays. No white cast. Formulated with Olive leaf extract, a natural antioxidant, anti-pollutant to protect skin from environment stresses.
Suitable for all skin types.
How Multi Protection Mineral Sunscreen was Developed
Jasmine took more than a year to develop a full mineral sunscreen that didn’t break her out. The easy way out to achieve high SPF is with chemical screens but she didn’t want to use chemical screens as most chemical screens get broken down and might then be absorbed through the skin.
The percentage tweak between Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide was all that matter. However, it took Jasmine so many versions of breaking out before finding the golden ratio.
After finalising the formula that didn’t break Jasmine out, she sent out samples to her testers, who are existing customers. All but one feedback that they loved it and were surprised that they didn’t breakout with mineral sunscreen as they usually do.
As we know, acne is multi-factorial. Jasmine decided to seek confirmation if the acne-prone skin tester truly broke out due to the sunscreen. In trials, we know of placebo effect. Jasmine then renamed it and sent the same formula to the tester, telling her it’s a different formula. After trying, tester came back to say all was good with the “new formula”.
After Jasmine told the tester it’s the same formula, she was shocked but pleasantly surprised that she can finally use a mineral sunscreen. And so, we launched this sunscreen in peace knowing that all our testers did not breakout and you most probably wouldn’t as well.
✓ Comprehensive protection against UVA and UVB
✓ Lightweight formula
✓ Non-sticky, non-greasy, no white cast
✓ Natural antioxidant to help quench free radicals
✓ Soothes skin
✓ Protects against pollutants
Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide (Non-nano)
Both minerals sit on top of the skin, scattering, reflecting, and absorbing UVA & UVB rays. Zinc Oxide also helps to soothe skin and relieve redness aiding breakout-prone skin.
Olive Leaf Extract
A natural strong antioxidant that provides an all-encompassing protection for your skin. Olive leaf extract nourishes and purifies the skin, calms skin and reduces redness. Anti-pollution properties of Olive leaf extract help to mitigate environment stresses.
Full Ingredients List
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Zinc Oxide, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Titanium Dioxide, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Butylene Glycol, HDI/Trimethylol, Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Silica, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Olea Europe Leaf Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Chloride, Aluminium Hydroxide, Allantoin, Sodium Citrate, Ethylhexylglycerin.
✓ Formulated without Sulfates, Parabens, Phthlates, Formaldehyes, Fragrances/Dyes, Essential Oils.
How to Use
Apply evenly to whole face and neck after moisturising and before makeup if makeup’s SPF is below 30. Suitable to apply on body too.
Best to apply 15 minutes before exposure to natural or artificial lighting.
Q1. Why is there different SPF listed?
A1. SPF measures how well a sunscreen will protect your skin from UVB rays (the kind of radiation that causes sunburn) while PA+++ rating is a Japanese rating for measuring UVA rays (the kind of radiation that causes skin aging).
We’ve sent our sunscreen for testing on humans according to US and EU standards. In Asia, we can claim SPF47 PA+++ but in US and EU, the UVA rays protection needs to be 1/3 that of the SPF ratings, hence we can only claim Broad Spectrum SPF30.
Q2. What’s the difference between SPF 30 and SPF 50?
A2. SPF 30 blocks out 97% of UVB rays while SPF 50 blocks out 98% of UVB rays. In our lab test, SPF measured is SPF50 while on human testing, our average SPF measured is SPF47.
Q3. What’s the difference between mineral/physical/inorganic sunscreens and chemical/organic sunscreens?
A3. Mineral Sunscreens contain either Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide and both. Some of the common Chemical Sunscreens contain either and/or Oxybenzone, Avobenzone, Octinoxate, Homosalate, Octisalate, Octocrylene.
Most Chemical Sunscreens are harmful. Some of these chemical screens are known as hormone disruptors. In a 2019 and 2020 study, researchers found that Chemical sunscreen active ingredients are absorbed into the body and could be detected on the skin and in blood weeks after application ended.
This is worrying because we do not have sufficient evidence to determine if these chemicals are causing harm in our body. Without enough safety data on chemical screens, it is safer to use a mineral sunscreen.
However, mineral sunscreens clog pores easily and have high risk of breaking out acne-prone skin. It took Jasmine one year plus to formulate a mineral sunscreen that doesn’t breakout acne-prone skin, including herself and a pool of customers before she launched this mineral sunscreen.
Q4. Is your sunscreen waterproof?
A4. No sunscreens are completely waterproof. Most of the sunscreens in the market claim water-resistance. Our sunscreen is not tested for water-resistance yet, hence we cannot claim that.
Q5. Do I need to wash if I used sunscreen?
A5. When you use our sunscreen, you need to cleanse with a makeup remover equivalent cleanser preferably the Soothing Cleansing Gel.
Q6. Is your sunscreen reef safe?
A6. Our sunscreens are reef safe. Though it has zinc oxide and titanuim dioxide. However, they are not nanoparticles. We also don’t have any reef harming chemicals in our sunscreen such as Oxybenzone, Octinoxate, micro-beads.
Q7. Can I use sunscreen when I first start trying Skinlycious?
A7. Yes. However, sunscreens are notorious for clogging pores, especially mineral sunscreens. But chemical sunscreens do not have enough safety data, hence minerals sunscreens are better. When you first start trying Skinlycious to clear your acne, we don’t recommend you use any sunscreen for the first 5 days. Wearing a hat and avoiding the sun will be better. When you see improvements and know our products are working for you, you can add on your sunscreen. But if it turns for the worse when you add your sunscreen again, you know it’s the sunscreen causing problem.
We highly recommend Skinlycious Mineral Sunscreen as it has been tested on and doesn’t break out acne-prone skin. Our founder, Jasmine, tested so many variations breaking out so many times before finding this golden ratio of minerals that doesn’t break her out.